|Reviews for Simple Sweetness|
| smfan4ever72 chapter 39 . 3/7
OMG, you're killing me! I don't even have words to describe how I feel after reading this chapter... I loved it! The walk through Darien's subconscious was a good reminder of what an incredible journey it has been, getting to this point. I loved the insight into his insecurities and inner most thoughts, especially looking back at the early days. I also loved the way you filled in the gaps after Serena's departure, right up to their reunion.
Wow...a part of me feels absolutely fulfilled that I finally truly understand Darien's character. Another part of me is completely heartbroken by how it all ended.
And what a great song choice! November Rain is hauntingly beautiful, and so appropriate for this chapter. I now have the melody running through my head, and a heaviness in my heart. *sigh*...I am so hooked on this story, and cannot wait to see what happens next. Please post the next chapter soon!
| lyss010387 chapter 39 . 3/6
Oh hell no.
You did NOT just kill her off. You didn't!
I'm glad you started back on this story and I have a feeling that there's way more but... I'm terrified that you won't bring her back.
I just... I don't know if I can take any more! Darien deserves happiness, and...
I just...can't even.
| Revy679 chapter 39 . 3/4
“the first symptoms of her souls collapse into oblivion”…was splendid wording. ;-)
Hearing Darien’s inner child, and the description of her navigating his soul was very well done.
I really love how you had the little boy dressed AND I delighted in the little rabbit! Your whole explanation of rabbits in general was enlightened! It tickled me pink that you described the bunny as needing a protector. Also your comparing it to Sere's own life and her name etc. I adore that the little boy ONLY showed emotion towards the bunny. The bunnies NAME, him having to have the bunny with him in order for him to be happy! All of it is perfection…VERY nice way to bring it all full circle.
I thoroughly enjoyed the recap of this story replayed in the form of her memories. The added commentary throughout the memories was excellent. You ultimately managed to tell the same story from another point of view in an unassuming manner that was quite profound.
Loved that he looked at the roses every day and that his powers and the discovering of his powers are what kept them alive. I love that attention to detail.
I think through his story and her viewing the missing pieces from the past you really poured this story’s soul into this chapter. Beautifully done.
Always love the throw-backs to Sarge! So sad what happened but it did force his Genesis state forward and with it, the story.
OMG when Darien’s dark side spoke to her in that sardonic manner I cringed yet loved it all at the same time. You portrayed the emotional manipulation and his toying with her quite expertly. It was truly a smorgasbord of delicious yet sadistic and twisted pain.
The way you wrote him wanting to “take her” and THAT whole undesirable situation being the catalyst that broke through to him was simply incredible.
Your depiction of their coupling was done so tastefully it was positively angelic. The bonding of their souls, while extremely passionate was described exquisitely. The emotions jumped right off the page, it was tangible.
Your depictions of his life as well as her feelings of watching it all unfold were magnificent!
I feel like this is the crescendo of the story so to speak. I so look forward to your next chapter and what you have in store for these characters in their final act.
| smfan4ever72 chapter 38 . 3/3
OMG, that was intense! Poor Po... :( I'm still loving this, and can't wait to see how this crazy night ends! Thanks for not giving up on this incredible story.
| Revy679 chapter 38 . 2/25
Awww I don’t know what I love more…the fact that you appreciate my reviews so much or that they help you? Either way, I'm so glad I can be a help, in any aspect.
Okay, once again, the beginning of this chapter really draws one in with the description of “death itself wandering these very halls”...your descriptive play by plays really puts the reader in the story.
Lot’s going on in Po’s section of this story. Separating everyone yet bringing it all together, like stars in the sky connecting to make the big picture, eh? ;-)
Endymion with his realization was FAB!
OMG Poor Rini! PO! That made my jaw drop, WOW! Oh and while devastating it was kinda awesome what you did with Helios…it WAS a nice touch!
Hotaru: where she landed: her view of herself: Endy:…all excellent!
Always like when Moon’s healing light is thrown into the mix.
I love how you explained Jupiter's attacks and how she was experiencing physical pain with the ever growing distance between herself and Moon.
OMG! Lita and Kane! So great that you showed the honorable and serious man under the tough guy and gruff exterior. There is NOTHING I don't LOVE about everything you wrote about their "moment"! I was smiling ear to ear and clapping like a kid at Christmas! YAAAAAYYYYYYZERS!
Tiger falling loyal to Moon was beautifully described. I am seriously enjoying how you are positioning the characters to the ultimate showdown. ;-)
You know it's interesting, even though you basically told the same story about Mercury needing to be by Moon's side...this was a much sweeter, softer and emotional version of it. It really pulled at my heart strings.
Venus, Mars, Jed and Hollywood...I really like this deeper emotional side you are delving into with the boys.
Seriously! Darien...everything you wrote about him was so perfect! The emotions expressed while he was fighting and in the thick of the insanity were palpable...incredible!
Setsuna...Rini...we wait on baited breath.
Oh wow the way you wrote Moon and Darien's meeting...that was a little bit heart stopping! Absolutely brilliant!
Uranus and Neptune and the mystery figure...HOLY %$# !
Uh and his GRANDFATHER?! EXCELLENT!
Shingo, Serenity, Darien etc! AMAZING TWISTS AND CLIFFHANGER!
I don't personally feel that this was so gruesome as it was inevitable.
Can't wait to read what you have in store for the actors of this fantastic piece on their final act ;-)
| beaucoup riant chapter 38 . 2/24
in so many ways i'm confused. for a while this seemed so AU and i was enjoying it. and then it got all twisty and and now there's endy and darien. there's the personas of serenity and serena/usagi. it's all so CONFUSING! please clear it up somehow!
| Guest chapter 38 . 2/24
| Revy679 chapter 37 . 1/30
In response to what you mentioned before the start of this chapter.. you were certainly were describing an abusive relationship and you did it perfectly.
As for the ninja...I want to say it's Ikuko...but who knows what surprises you have in store. Hehe!
The beginning of this chapter really draws you in with your depiction of the impending storm surrounding the city. #Loves
I particularly liked how you explained the girls memories coming back...along with their deep bond it really evoked emotion.
I so enjoy how even in the most serious of situations you utilize Hollywood, Jed and Kane as the much needed and well placed comic relief.
I appreciate how well you portray Raye's personality to a T. You manage to capture all of them perfectly, conflicting emotions and all.
Your narrative of Darien's undesirable situation and his feelings in those moments were brilliant.
All of your details of the arena and it's inhabitants were a little gut wrenching. Bravo!
Hehe...Darien's reaction to seeing Setsuna...#Priceless
Yay for throwback to Sarge!
The blow by blow of Darien fighting was impressive. You showcased his masculine qualities as well as his ultimate control of the insanity. It was hott! Haha!
LMAO Jed, Tigers-eye and Haraku..."ringmaster of a stupid circus" haha haha
You really put your reader in the story, excellent as always. Looking forward to your next installment. ;-)
| smfan4ever72 chapter 37 . 1/28
You're back...YAY! Thanks for a fantastic chapter. I can't wait to see Sere & Dare's reunion. Looking forward to the next update! :)
| CynDLou12 chapter 36 . 1/7
Hello... We would like an update for the new year please. *encounters silence and echo, leaves thread* lol ;-D
| Glistening Teardrop chapter 12 . 12/12/2013
Absolutely love this story!
| Revy679 chapter 36 . 11/10/2013
The descriptions of his emotional manipulations were spot on. Ah, the hell women will go through for love. Beryl being her protector in that instant still trips me out. Haha! Good story of how Beryl flipped the script with Serenity and all humanity.
I like how Darien’s physical pain eased the emotional pain.
Shingo remembering was well described.
I like that Shingo having a gf being another tie to Genesis
OOOOOH love the “mother”/ninja. Tehe
Your stories are SUCH a roller coaster ride! But you are really covering the back story of Endy and Sere1 quite well. It is a complex situation. I agree he deserved to suffer and be without her since (regardless of his reasoning) there was no justification for him treating her so deplorably. I love how you had her put him in his place. The last bit of this chapter is brilliant! To me it really illustrates how much women are taken for granted in relationships, how much we let slide, how much men can stroke their own egos through us and I love that she didn’t put up with it. I love the self worth she has found within herself without his validation. It was a severe yet necessary twist to their story. Bravo!
| moon chapter 1 . 10/29/2013
check it out! the up and coming new Sailor Moon11ep live action mini series .
| lyss010387 chapter 36 . 10/27/2013
Hurray you updated! Everyday that had passed by I was so sad to know that it wasn't updated.
I know there's a method to your madness and eventually the girls will finally remember their past (oh, man, knowing your writing, that'll be a doozy!), but... how long do we have to wait for Sere n Dare to reunite? Five, six chapters?! I may be biased but they're kinda my OTP haha.
C'mon, just a number, so that there's a light of my tunnel of chaos and patience lol.
I can't wait til the next one! Be counting down the days! :-D
| Mika chapter 36 . 10/22/2013
OMG! You’re updated! Nice chapter. I hope that you can update soon.